Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2018. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
In the first year, you gain a firm grounding in the archaeology of Britain and the Mediterranean world and the history of Egypt and ancient Western Asia through introductory lecture courses. Small-group project work will allow you to study a particular aspect of the ancient world in greater detail and you gain practical experience on an archaeological Field School.
In addition, you choose 20 credits of optional modules.
- Early Civilisations: Egypt (10 credits)
- Early Civilisations of Western Asia (10 credits)
- Project A (10 credits)
- Project B (10 credits)
- Practical Archaeology (20 credits)
- World Archaeology (20 credits)
- *Introduction to Greek and Roman History (20 credits) (*optional but recommended for 2018/19 starters, compulsory for 2019/20 starters)
See our first year modules
In the second year, your compulsory modules build upon the foundations in the first. You will also take our unique Study Tour module. With financial support from the University, you plan a research project and travel with fellow students to a country relevant to your studies such as Italy or Greece.
In addition to the compulsory modules, you take 40 credits of optional modules, which include the opportunity to develop your practical and project planning skills by taking the Field Archaeology module and participating in the Year 2 Field School.
- Artefacts and Material Culture (20 credits)
- CAHA Study Tour (20 credits)
- Mediterranean and European Archaeology (20 credits)
- Seminar II (choice of seminar topics) (20 credits)
See our second year modules
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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The highlight of the final year is your dissertation. Working one-on-one with a supervisor, you will complete a substantial research project on a subject of special interest to you. In addition, you choose a seminar topic and 60 credits of optional modules.
- CAHA Dissertation (40 credits)
- Seminar III (choice of seminar topics) (20 credits)
See our final year modules